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Department of Labour v Dynathene Plastics (1992) Ltd (DC, 03/03/03)

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Defendant:
Dynathene Plastics (1992)
DYNATHENE PLASTICS (1992) LTD was fined $5000 under s.6 after an employee’s hand was caught in the blades of a plastic pellet mixer. The injured worker, who received $4000 of the fine, was using a compressed air gun to clean the machine when the gun was pulled into the blades, taking his hand with it. He suffered partial amputation of one finger and a fracture to another. (Upper Hutt DC, March 3) 
Industry:
Manufacturing
Sub-Industry:
Petroleum, Coal, Chemical and Associated Product Manufacturing
Risk:
Machinery (trapped, crushed, cuts)
Harm:
Injury
Penalty Amount:
$5000.00
Reparation Amount:
$4000.00
Appeared in Safeguard issue 81

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